Karine Boulanger has a Master’s degree in Film Studies, from the Université de Montréal; her thesis was on independent Quebec film from the 60s and 70s. She worked for seven years doing research at the Université de Montréal, within the Groupe de recherche sur l’avènement et la formation des institutions cinématographique et scénique (GRAFICS), and the Center for research on Intermediality (CRI). She then worked six years at the Cinémathèque québécoise, first as programming assistant then as programmer-curator, film, video, and international new media.
Her role here is to develop and highlight Vidéographe’s large and important collection.
You can reach Karine at: collection [@] videographe.org or at 514-521-2116 ext. 229
Martin Champagne has studied computer science and obtained his collegial diploma at College Maisonneuve. The next year, he got a certificate in the same field at l’UQAM. He worked for many years as an analyst programmer for a dating website that was very popular in Québec and in France. After that, Martin turned toward consulting and offers a variety of services such as programming, web hosting, network administration and technical support.
You can reach Martin at: mchampagne [ @ ] zoho.com
Mediation Programs and Workshops Coordinator
Charlie Carroll-Beauchamp has a Bachelor’s degree from the Université de Montréal and a Master’s degree from the UQÀM in art history. In her graduate studies’ thesis, she focused on the hegemony of vision in visual arts, its influence in the writing of art history and the polysensorial alternatives proposed by a selection of artists. Within the case study central to her research, she studied the blindfolded practice of current Quebec artist Raphaëlle de Groot.
Charlie has worked for the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ) in the past and she is currently coordinating Mediation Programs and Workshops at Vidéographe.
You can reach Charlie at: info [@] videographe.org or at 514-521-2116 ext. 221
Sales and festivals
Marion Lévesque-Albert has earned a Bachelor’s degree through the accumulation of certificates from the Université de Montréal. Curious by nature, she has studied social work, management and comparative literature. Marion is a passionate writer and her interest in mental health issues often forms the basis of her works of fiction. She has always been interested in cinema and has worked for the Montréal International Documentary Festival on a number of occasions.
You can reach Marion at: festival [@] videographe.org or at 514-521-2116 ext. 234
Mireille N’gouan has a Master in Management Science from the University of Cocody in Abidjan, as well as a certificate in Access to the Accounting Profession from the HEC Montreal. Since 2010, she has been working in the accounting field in non-profit organizations. This is what brought her to create MyConsultants, an enterprise that oversees the accounting in a few non-profit organizations and SEMs, such as Vidéographe.
You can reach Mireille at: comptabilite [@] videographe.org or at 514-521-2116 ext. 226
Siam Obregón is a Mexican Independent Filmmaker and Creative Director based in Montreal, Quebec. In 2020, she completed her BFA with a Specialization in Film Production at Concordia University. As a filmmaker, her work focuses on movement, observation, the intimate, and themes of cultural identity. Much of her practice is shaped by her own Mexican heritage as well as her personal experience as an immigrant in Canada. With 7 years of experience in performing arts and 5 years in film, she explores the way these two mediums merge in interdisciplinary forms.
You can reach Siam at: communications [@] videographe.org or at 514-521-2116 ext. 227
Interim Exectve Director
Joanie Roy completed a bachelor’s degree in theater studies at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) and a DESS in management at HEC Montreal.
First as an artist, she started creating and producing projects in the performing arts and street theater. Subsequently, Joanie was the general manager of La Cenne, a multidisciplinary cultural space combining artist workshops, an art gallery and various professional services for artists. Recently, she set up the Table de concertation culturelle Villeray Parc-Extension before coming to the helm of Vidéographe for an interim period of a few months.
You can reach Joanie at: direction [@] videographe.org or at 514-521-2116 ext. 228
Denis Vaillancourt studied cinema, theater and literature. One of his passions has always been writing. His short stories have been published in various literary magazines. As well, he has written a script, a play and two novels.
Employed at Vidéographe since 1999, Denis currently works with the Distribution team. His main tasks consist of selecting work to be distributed, program them, and offer work to festivals and other video related events. He passionately works to promote Vidéographe’s content here and abroad and thus has gained the confidence of artists represented by Vidéographe. At the same time, he is currently writing his third novel.
You can reach Denis at: distribution [@] videographe.org or at 514-521-2116 ext. 224
Sami is a filmmaker and holds a Media Studies MA from Concordia University as well as a Bachelors of Environmental Studies from York University. Sami’s artistic research examines representations of nature onscreen. He explores non-anthropocentric narratives in fiction films and experiments with different ways of portraying the natural world.
You can reach Sami at: technique [@] videographe.org or at 514-521-2116 ext. 222